Would deciding which TIC applications you are going to be using your TIC for, and then using information to decide whether a microbolometer or BST TIC is best suited for those applications be a valid way to start the "which TIC?" decision making process? Once you decide which type of TIC engine suits your needs you could then go and evaluate TICs that have that engine to find the one you like.

Is that the best way to decide which TIC? or would it just be better to evaluate all TIC's?